Catford Arts Trail: Artist Spotlights #1
During last years trip around Catford Arts trail venues, I was impressed with the beautiful art, accessories, ceramics and knitwear on display. This year I am very pleased to be part of the trail.
As we approach the trail dates I will highlight some of the talented artists opening their doors for the two weekends in September.
Sophie Home’s cushions, throws and bold baby range impressed me when I first saw her work at an event last year. Sophie’s commitment to colour, quality and style are evident throughout her contemporary Home Textile brand. The throws and baby range are knitted in 100% cotton – durable while feeling so soft! Go to Sophie Home Baboo from the website home page, to view some super-cute crib toys!
KT New Jewellery designs and hand crafts a stunning collection of jewellery in precious metals gemstones and enameled glass. Her collections include bangles, statement cuffs, neckpieces and dress rings, unique earrings, and cufflinks inspired by nature.
Katie also creates bespoke commissions and teaches at jewellery workshops where you can learn to make your own individual pieces. I absolutely love her leaf-embossed earrings and statement necklaces. Her pieces draw me in with an architectural simplicity that is both classic and contemporary.
Paul Clifford’s One-a-day photo sketchbook work on Instagram caught my interest because I admire his pinpoint focus on the compelling images and textures we can find as part of our everyday journeys.
Paul’s photography provides a fresh perspective on our urban world.
Without delving too deeply into the psychological impact of being present in the moment, I can see a real plus in adopting some of that awareness daily, avoiding the perpetual fixation with technology that can distract us.
How often have we unseeingly walked past an image Paul has (or will) capture, yet we can admire the image he has immortalised? This is a question bought to mind while viewing his work.
For this year’s Catford Arts Trail, Paul will be showing square works mounted on aluminium that use careful placement of line, colour and shape to create compelling compositions.
I hope this gives you a taste of the diverse range of work on this years trail. My next post will highlight more Catford Trail artists. If you visited the trail last year I would love to hear your recommendations – send me a message via FB or the contact form.
The Catford Arts Trail takes place Saturday and Sunday between the dates of 23rd September and 1st October 2017 11am – 6pm each day.
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